A potential clash between lightweight stars Gervonta Davis and Shakur Stevenson is amongst the best fights to be made in the entire sport, with many of the opinion that the two Americans are at the very top of the 135lbs division.
Davis has won world titles in three different weight classes, and is fresh off a win over Ryan Garcia in the biggest fight of his career thus far.
Stevenson is a two weight world champion aged just 25, and many pundits believe it is an inevitability he will add a strap at 135lbs to that collection in the not too distant future.
When asked by Steve Kim for his thoughts on how the fight would play out, Stevenson’s promoter Bob Arum said he’s certain his man would emerge with the victory.
“That [Davis vs Stevenson] is a really interesting fight. But it only ends in one way. And that’s with Shakur winning.”
Unfortunately for boxing fans, the fight seems a long way away, with a host of promotional and broadcast barriers to be overcome.
Arum said that he doesn’t believe Floyd Mayweather – who has handled ‘Tank’s career on and off – wouldn’t be interested.
“I have no idea. Mayweather’s plan is always to stretch everything out until the opponent has nothing left.”
‘Tank’ has just been released from a jail sentence, and is expected to be back in the ring either towards the end of this year or in the beginning of next
Stevenson, on the other hand, announced his arrival to the lightweight division in impressive fashion with a dominant performance over Shuichiro Yoshino back in April, however has since found opponents hard to come by.
He had been expected to fight Vasiliy Lomachenko for the vacant WBC world lightweight title, however it has been revealed this week that the Ukrainian is not interested in taking on Stevenson and wants a break from the sport.